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  • 27-October-2016


    Space and Innovation

    After decades of innovation, satellites now play a discrete but pivotal role in the efficient functioning of modern societies and their economic development. This publication provides the findings from a OECD Space Forum project on the state of innovation in the space sector, with a view to examine how space innovation may impact the larger economy. New analysis and indicators contribute to answering some of the following questions: is the space sector still a driver for innovation in the 21st century? What are the determinants for an innovative space sector? And what are the policy responses to encourage and harness better space-related innovation?

  • 27-April-2016


    The Ocean Economy in 2030

    This report explores the growth prospects for the ocean economy, its capacity for future employment creation and innovation, and its role in addressing global challenges. Special attention is devoted to the emerging ocean-based industries in light of their high growth and innovation potential, and contribution to addressing challenges such as energy security, environment, climate change and food security.
    The report examines the risks and uncertainties surrounding the future development of ocean industries, the innovations required in science and technology to support their progress, their potential contribution to green growth and some of the implications for ocean management.  Finally, and looking across the future ocean economy as a whole, it explores possible avenues for action that could boost its long-term development prospects while managing the use of the ocean itself in responsible, sustainable ways.


  • 23-October-2014


    The Space Economy at a Glance 2014

    The space sector plays an increasingly pivotal role in the functioning of modern societies and their economic development as the use of satellite technology gives rise to new applications, uses and markets. Space Economy at a Glance offers a statistical overview of the global space sector and its contributions to economic activity using data from over 40 countries with space programmes, and identifies new dynamics in the space sector.

  • 14-December-2012

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    OECD Space Forum Study FAQ: The role of space technologies and ICT in the surveillance of major threats

    The objective of this study is to investigate how different space applications (earth observation, telecom, navigation, positioning, and timing) combined with ICT can assist in the surveillance of major threats (based on those identified by the OECD Global Shocks project and the World Economic Forum) today and in the near-to-medium term future (8-10 years).

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  • 7-December-2012

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    Monitoring Global Threats: The Contribution of Satellite Technologies

    Science and technology have a vital role to play in deepening understanding of risks, detecting impending disasters, mapping possible consequences, and preparing the terrain for emergency response. Space technologies (earth observation, telecom, navigation, positioning, and timing), combined with information and communication technologies can assist in the surveillance of major threats today and in the near-to-medium term future.

  • 16-juillet-2012


    Forum de l'espace de l'OCDE

    Dans le cadre de ses missions de prospective et d’analyse des secteurs économiques émergents, le Programme de l’OCDE sur l’avenir a créé un ‘Forum sur le secteur spatial’ (« le Forum Espace ») pour épauler les décideurs dans les agences spatiales et les gouvernements utilisateurs d’applications spatiales.

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  • 27-March-2012

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    Transcontintental Infrastructure Needs: The Mumbai Gateway Area Case Study

    This study focuses in large measure on the future opportunities and challenges facing ports in the Mumbai gateway area, which was chosen as a principal target following discussions with infrastructure experts in India.

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  • 27-March-2012

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    Transcontintental Infrastructure Needs: Greater Copenhagen Area Case Study

    The study includes insights on the current situation and outlook, together with advice from Danish authorities on Danish transport and infrastructure policies and strategies and infrastructure investment over the period to 2020. It also focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing the Copenhagen Gateway Area, as assessed by the OECD project team, including in relation to expected hub and transit developments.

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  • 5-March-2012


    Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030

    This publication explores the long-term opportunities and challenges facing major gateway and transport hub infrastructures – ports, airports and major rail corridors – in the coming decades.

  • 5-March-2012


    OECD Handbook on Measuring the Space Economy

    This publication provides a summary of the key methodological issues surrounding indicators and statistics on the space sector and the larger space economy.

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